Concert Choir Performance To Pay Tribute to Broadway on March 7-8
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 [2:51 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Hits from some of Broadway's
greatest shows will be performed March 7 and 8 as the Lindsey
Wilson College Concert Choir presents "Give My Regards to Broadway:
The Great Songs from Musicals Past and Present."
The concert will be presented at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, March 7,
and Tuesday, March 8, in the Norma & Glen Hodge Center for
Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive. The concert is free and open
to the public.
The 42-member LWC Concert Choir will perform pieces from 10
Broadway shows that were either been nominated for numerous Tony
awards or won several Tony awards.
Selections include pieces from the Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II classics The Sound of Music
and South Pacific and as well as selections from current
Broadway hits by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), the late Jonathan
Larson (Rent) and Billie Joe Armstrong (American
The March 7-8 concert will also feature a medley of songs from
three of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring shows (Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and
Phantom of the Opera), and also selections from
Hairspray and Little Shop of Horrors.
The concert is being directed by guest composer and conductor
Matthew Hodge with LWC Associate Professor of Music and Religion
and Director of Choral Programs Gerald Chafin.
"This will be one of the most musically diverse semesters for
the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir," Chafin said. "After they perform
this tribute to Broadway, they will begin work on Mozart's Te
Deum. So they will go from popular music of the 20th and 21st
centuries to a sacred text from the 18th century."
Hodge and Chafin were responsible for choosing many of the
selections to be performed at the March 7-8 concert, but the
students also shaped the program.
"I asked them what their favorite songs were, and then we took a
vote on which ones to perform," Hodge said. "It was important to me
that the students performed pieces by some of Broadway's greatest
composers -- such as Rogers and Hammerstein -- but this is their
show, so I also wanted them to help select some of the pieces they
will perform so that it would very much be their show."
The Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will perform "Give My
Regards to Broadway: The Great Songs from Musicals Past and
Present" at 7 p.m. CT on March 7-8 in the Norma & Glen Hodge
Center for Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive. The concert is free
and open to the public. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (270) 384-8084.